Le Pont de la Tour

Butlers Wharf, 36d Shad Thames , London, SE1 2YE

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020 7403 8403

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Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
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Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank

SquareMeal Review of Le Pont de la Tour

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"EXCELLENT"

With its riverside views of Tower Bridge and close proximity to The City, Le Pont de la Tour has won a legion of fans since it was opened by Terence Conran back in 1991. Previously known for its classic French menu featuring favourites such as crêpes Suzette, new chef Julien Imbert has taken a more modern approach that reflects his experience as head chef at Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred City Social. While the Bar & Grill offers traditional French brasserie fare, the Restaurant now serves up elaborately plated, intricate dishes that draw on international influences and tap into current food trends. Witness cured salmon with miso mayonnaise and pickled cucumber or halibut with curry velouté. Our starter of smoked and pickled baby beetroot with blackcurrant was a well-judged blend of punchy flavours, while Gloucester Old Spot pork belly was perfectly paired with a smoked apple purée. Creative desserts such as lemon curd with thyme shortbread, meringue and liquorice ice cream are a highlight, while the lengthy wine list and smart service continue to impress. The changes to the format here weren’t necessarily needed, but they are more than welcome.

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Special offers from Le Pont de la Tour

Restaurant Set Menu: 2/3 courses £24.50/£29.50

From: 19 October 2017

To: 25 November 2018

Max: 8

Set Menu 2 courses £24.50, 3 courses £29.50. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Maximum of 8 diners. A reduced menu will be offered for parties of 9 and above. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Theatre Menu 2/3 courses £19.50/£24.50 and a glass of fizz

From: 21 May 2017

To: 31 October 2018

Max: 8

Theatre Menu: 2 courses £19.50, 3 courses £24.50. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Maximum of 8 diners. A reduced menu will be offered for parties of 9 and above. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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Le Pont de la Tour Location

Butlers Wharf, 36d Shad Thames , London SE1 2YE

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020 7403 8403

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12-2.30pm 5.30-10.30pm (Sun -3pm -9.45pm)

Private Dining

Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
Le Pont de la Tour French restaurant London South Bank
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Le Pont de la Tour’s Salon Privé can accommodate up to 20 guests, while the Wine Cellar can seat 23. From the atmospheric wine cellar to the luxurious surroundings of the main restaurant with its exceptional Thames river views, it boasts a variety of spaces and menus for every occasion.


Salon Privé Capacity: 20
Wine Cellar Capacity: 23

Le Pont de la Tour's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.2

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Service: 5.6

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Atmosphere: 7.0

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Value: 5.4

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

Gold Reviewer
02 July 2015

Fabulous food and service with the best view in London...

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

26 May 2015

We came for a Saturday dinner for two, and were coddled and impressed. Le Pont de la Tour has the essential restaurant “theatre”: the long bar, the piano playing in the background, the white cloths on the tables, the sommelier (and sommeliere) and of course the great river view. My first course, foie gras, was light and tasty. For the mains I had the Bedfordshire pork plate, nicely hung, with spring greens, my companion a beautifully flaking cod and chips. The portions appeared nouvelle cuisine, normally a boo, but in fact after the main course we were full enough to skip dessert altogether. Perhaps the plates were too big. Only the table bread detracted a little: a brown/ white choice of course, and nice enough, but they could have been a little more - interesting (and, nit-picking: salted butter?) One of us was not drinking, so I opted for a light Cusquena bottled beer over vino, which went well with my choices (though I should have stopped after the second one). The price at the end was £ 50 a head, which was value for money, for food and for theatre.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

11 August 2014

Pont de la Tour is very local to me and one of my favorite restaurants. I eat there at least twice a month. Last week met with friends for dinner and I have no idea what was up that night but the service was TERRIBLE. Inattentive to say the least and one of my friends main courses was completely forgotten. We had finished eating before his food arrived. I think this is unforgiveable. He was given a free beer by way of apology?!?!?! It should be said that every other time I have been the service has been good. Hope this was a one off.

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